Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) provides case management and an array of support services and advocacy to approximately 200 households including over 200 children who have recently experienced homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness and are currently residing in some type of subsidized housing.
Families in Transition (FIT)
The Families in Transition (FIT) program serves 15 households, totaling about 70 people. A joint collaboration between the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), CPS and the HomeWorks Chicago Campaign, FIT addresses homelessness affecting families with children in the Chicago Public School system in the most at-risk communities. FIT’s goal is to connect 100 homeless families with permanent supportive housing, and targets families with children enrolled in Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS) at six CPS schools.
Chronic Homeless Initiative
In partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Chronic Homeless Initiative (CHI), through 26 apartments, targets single individuals with a disabling condition who have been continuously homeless for a year or more, or have had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years, sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation or living in an emergency homeless shelter. The CHI program does not require any preconditions regarding sobriety or income for entry. During the initial assessment, referrals to services, such as methadone clinics, outpatient services and self-help groups that would allow them to remain in permanent housing while addressing the barriers that affect their health and ability to remain stable, are offered.·
Chronic Homelessness Program (CHP)
Chronic Homelessness Encampment targets individuals (tent dwellers) found living in tents under the bridges called “The Encampment Dwellers” on the Northside of Chicago.
Funded by the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), Inner Voice is subcontracted through the Center for Housing & Health to provide ongoing intensive case management to strategically move each participant into a place to call home.